More Game-Changers in the World of 3D Printing Ann R. Thryft 5/19/2016 Post a comment HP's industry-changing 3D printing announcement for commercial-scale end-production wasn't the only news of note at RAPID 2016 this week. Here are six more game-changing software and hardware news items, plus some videos explaining HP's technology.
Diamond ICs May Finally Debut R. Colin Johnson 5/13/2016 Post a comment Akhan Semiconductor Inc. is licensing a diamond semiconductor process from Argonne National Laboratory, which the company plans to use first for power transistors and eventually for semiconductor chips such as ultra-low-power high-speed processors.
Google Alphabet’s Boston Dynamics on the Block Puga Sankara 5/13/2016 Post a comment Automation has recently become the Holy Grail in many businesses including electronics manufacturing. It may be time to slow down and consider the ramifications of these new technologies. It may not be the panacea we think it is.
Will Intel's Drone Chips Fly? Junko Yoshida 5/5/2016 Post a comment Something about Intel’s drone efforts reminds me of Intel’s past stumbles in the mobile SoC market. Is Intel flying into the drone market from the wrong angle?
15 Biggest Technology Wins on Kickstarter Hailey Lynne McKeefry 4/25/2016 (1) comment New technology get's people excited. A quick look at the Kickstarter funding platform proves it. Here's a look at the biggest wins, from personal 3D printers and inexpensive computers to smart bicycles and music players.
Delving into the Top 5 Enterprise Labeling Trends Josh Roffman 4/18/2016 Post a comment As labeling has becoming a mission-critical component in the supply chain, especially for those companies that are operating globally, we need to keep an eye on the trends and needs that are driving the optimization and efficacy of labeling.
Nanium & UTAC Partners on Wafer Level Packaging & Testing Julien Happich 4/11/2016 Post a comment Europe's primary OSAT company Nanium SA has signed a collaborative agreement with the Singapore-based semiconductor assembly and test services provider UTAC Holdings Ltd (UTAC) to provide a complete turnkey backend solution for Wafer Level Packaging (WLP) solutions.
Embedded SIMs Shake IoT & Smartphone Supply Chains Pablo Valerio 4/11/2016 Post a comment GSMA has presented the final release of its “GSMA Embedded SIM Specification”. This new type of SIM is integrated in the main circuit of a M2M platform, wearable, tablet or other mobile device, but it has no initial credentials and those can be provisioned over-the-air after the device is activated.
Security & Compliance Key Concerns in the Cloud Hailey Lynne McKeefry 4/8/2016 (2) comments As much as organization are enthusiastic about putting their supply chain systems in the cloud, a natural skepticism remains, as they try to insure that they can secure their data and meet compliance obligations.
Making a Smartphone World Logical Link 4/7/2016 (1) comment Dozens of third-world countries are in various stages of embracing technology in the form of a handheld device. And, that will continue to have far-reaching supply chain implications as component makers and OEMs strive to reach billions of people waiting to be part of the smartphone revolution.
Autopilot: Flying vs. Driving Junko Yoshida 3/28/2016 Post a comment Autonomous car developers disagree whether to design a driverless or driver-optional vehicle. This disparity illustrates the almost impossible tasks in making infallible autonomous cars and predicting human behavior in interactions with highly automated systems.
12 In-Car Devices to Watch Drivers Junko Yoshida 3/18/2016 Post a comment Automakers know that drivers get tired, they get sleepy and, more often than not, their attention wanders. But technologies to monitor drivers have taken on a whole new meaning, as more automated features come into cars.
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